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Alpha Tau Omega (ATO) Fraternity
ATO was founded after the American civil war in 1865 to help heal wounds created by the war and reunite north and south.
DAR - Daughters American Revolution
NSDAR - National Society Daughters American Revolution. Serves to "perpetuate the memory and spirit of the women and men who achieved America"
Acronym for "Hiram the Widows Son Sent to King Solomon" and is found on a keystone of Royal Arch Masons.
Established in England in the 18th century, the Masonic Templars claim descent from the Medieval Poor Soldiers in Christ.
The level is a very basic symbol of Freemasonry, as a Mason must pledge to be "on the level" in all his dealings.
Many Mason tombstones are marked with a compass and square which stand for faith and reason. The letter "G" stands for God or Geometry.
Mason - Grand Master
Freemasons, uprightness, judgment
Mason - Royal Arch (HTWSSTKS )
Royal Arch Masons are an organization of York Rite Masons that have at minimum obtained the Master Mason degree. See also HTWSSTKS.
Mason - Scottish Rite
A series of organizations covering the Masonic degrees from the fourth degree up. The symbol for the 32nd+ degree Mason is a double-headed eagle.
Mason - Shriners
A moose may be found on the emblem for the "Loyal Order of the Moose" - a fraternal organization.
Loyal Orange Association of British America (Orangemen)
Philanthropic, fraternal organization limited to Masons who have completed the York Rite or Scottish Rite masonic courses.
Sons of Temperance [Love, Purity, Charity]
A triangle inscribed with the words Love, Purity and Charity is the symbol for the Sons of Temperance.
Womens Relief Corps - WRC
WRC - The Woman's Relief Corp worked to relieve the sufferings of veterans of the Civil War.
Woodmen of the World
Fraternal benefit society, with members connected by their membership and their desire to better their lives, and their communities